Quinnipiac vs. Marist MAAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023
The No. 3 seed Quinnipiac Bobcats (20-11, 11-9 MAAC) are favored by 5.5 points when they meet the No. 11 seed Marist Red Foxes (11-19, 6-14 MAAC) in the MAAC Tournament. The teams will look to take another step toward an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket on Thursday at Boardwalk Hall tipping off at 7:00 PM and airing on ESPN+. The point total is 136 for the matchup.
Quinnipiac vs. Marist Odds
- Quinnipiac odds to win: -245
- Marist odds to win: +205
- Spread: Quinnipiac (-5.5)
- Total: 136
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Atlantic City, New Jersey
- Venue: Boardwalk Hall
Who Will Win Quinnipiac vs. Marist?
Quinnipiac and Marist Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games it has played as at least 5.5-point favorites this season, Quinnipiac is 3-10-1 against the spread.
In games it has played as at least a 5.5-point underdog this season, Marist is 4-3 against the spread.
The Bobcats and the Red Foxes combine to average 1.1 more points per game than the over/under of 136 set for this game.
Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 136.5 points per game, 0.5 more than the point total for this game.
Quinnipiac’s average point total in matchups this year is 143, seven points higher than the total in this game.
Red Foxes games this year have averaged an over/under of 130.7 points, 5.3 fewer than the point total in this matchup.
The Bobcats are 14-16-1 against the spread this season.
The Red Foxes’ ATS record is 14-15-1 this year.
Quinnipiac Stats & Insights
Quinnipiac averages 73.4 points per game (134th in college basketball) while giving up 69.5 per contest (157th in college basketball). It has a +120 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 3.9 points per game.
Quinnipiac wins the rebound battle by 3.7 boards on average. It records 35.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 24th in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 31.7 per contest.
The Bobcats hit 8.3 three-pointers per game (74th in college basketball) at a 36.7% rate (53rd in college basketball), compared to the 6.9 per game their opponents make at a 31.3% rate.
Quinnipiac puts up 92.8 points per 100 possessions (208th in college basketball), while allowing 87.9 points per 100 possessions (82nd in college basketball).
At home, the Bobcats are posting 1.9 more points per game (75.2) than they are on the road (73.3).
Marist Stats & Insights
Marist has a -98 scoring differential, falling short by 3.3 points per game. It is putting up 63.7 points per game, 340th in college basketball, and is giving up 67 per outing to rank 88th in college basketball.
Marist comes up short in the rebound battle by an average of 1.8 boards. It collects 31 rebounds per game (232nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 32.8.
Marist hits 7.7 three-pointers per game (139th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 7.6 on average.
Marist’s 87.1 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 323rd in college basketball, and the 91.6 points it concedes per 100 possessions rank 182nd in college basketball.
The Red Foxes score 63.4 points per game at home, and 64.4 away.
Quinnipiac Key Players to Watch
Dezi Jones leads the Bobcats in scoring, tallying 12.4 points per game to go with 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists.
Paul Otieno is Quinnipiac’s leading rebounder, pulling down 6.9 per game, while Luis Kortright is its best passer, distributing 3.9 assists in each contest.
Tyrese Williams makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bobcats, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.1 per contest.
The Quinnipiac steals leader is Kortright, who averages 1.3 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Otieno, who compiles one block per contest.
Marist Key Players to Watch
Patrick Gardner records 18.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game for the Red Foxes, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the team.
Isaiah Brickner’s assist statline paces Marist; he dishes out 2.6 assists per game.
Noah Harris is consistent from deep and leads the Red Foxes with 2.1 made threes per game.
Marist’s leader in steals is Gardner (0.8 per game), and its leader in blocks is Stephane Ingo (1.2 per game).
Quinnipiac vs. Marist Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Quinnipiac 72, Marist 65
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